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  1. News - World - IRAN

    Syria, elections cloud next Iran nuclear talks, experts say

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 09:43am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Experts on Monday downplayed hopes of any breakthrough in upcoming nuclear talks with Iran, cautioning that progress is unlikely before Iranian elections or while the Syrian conflict rages. Negotiators from Iran and the five world powers are due to meet in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday and Saturday for a new round of talks on the Islamic Republic’s ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Tehran warns 'foreign intervention in Syria would be an attack on Iran'

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Beirut Patriot missile deployment to Turkish border could embroil Iran's 'allies against US and Israel' Tehran warns against foreign intervention Any foreign attack on Syria would be considered an attack on Iran, a senior Iranian official warned as the first Patriot missile batteries were declared operational along Turkey's tense border ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria foreign minister accuses US of stoking violence

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 01:16pm

    ... chemical weapons in an interview published on Tuesday. Walid Muallem suggested to Britain’s Independent newspaper that the US may be using Syria to curb Iran’s influence in the Middle East ... When asked whether the US was using the Syria crisis against Iran, Muallem cited a recent study by influential Washington think-tank the Brookings Institution which concluded that “if you want ...

  4. News - World

    Germany security talks begin with Syria, Mali in focus

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 03:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Munich

    ... to Iran over stalled nuclear talks. US Vice-President Joe Biden, who is due to attend the Munich talks on Saturday, began a three-nation European tour cautioning Iran that the opportunity ... and also see UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in the southern German city, the White House said. Outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Iran is stepping up its support ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Egypt’s Mursi slams Syria ‘oppressive’ regime

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Tehran

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran Muhammed Mursi, the first Egyptian leader to set foot in Iran in decades, caused a storm on Thursday when he slammed the Syrian regime as “oppressive” ... retort from Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, who told Iran’s Al-Alam television the Egyptian president had broken the NAM tradition “by interfering in the affairs of Syria”. Egypt’s state ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's civil war threatens to escalate into regional sectarian conflict

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Calls for jihad grow as proxy war between Gulf states and Iran threatens to destabilise region Syrian war stokes fears of escalating sectarian conflict ... to Syria to fight. "We must all go to purge Syria of this infidel regime, with its Shiites who came from Iran, southern Lebanon and Iraq," he shouted on Al-Khalijiya TV. The overt entry ...

  7. News - World

    US demands Hezbollah withdraw from Syria

    Posted May 30th 2013, 11:48am by AFP

    ... city of Tripoli. Syria has long been a crucial conduit for arms supplied to Hezbollah by its chief patron Iran. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and some Palestinian groups view themselves as an axis ... conference that would include representatives of the Syrian regime and the opposition. Iran’s possible participation in the talks has not yet been decided. “Iran has not played a constructive role ...

  8. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... said 23 men were in the mine during the blast. Reuters   Iran detains daughters of opposition leader DUBAI- Iranian authorities detained two daughters of leading opposition figure Mir-Hossein ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria’s Assad says ousted Baathists made mistakes

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Hezbollah and Iran. Ever since mass protests led to the removal from office of Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, Assad and his government have launched numerous attacks on the Muslim ... it as a mask... and it thinks that if you don’t agree with it politically, that means you don’t stand by God”, said Assad. But “this is not the case with Iran and Hezbollah,” he added. Hezbollah “does ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Find common ground over Syria

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by JAVIER SOLANAM

    ... Assad's fall would mean a change of strategy with respect to Iran and its Lebanese Shiite ally, Hezbollah, whose viability might be in danger, as a Sunni government in Syria would most likely cut off the conduit for arms flowing from Iran to Lebanon. That would doubtless affect Iran's position in the ongoing international talks on its nuclear programme. But, as long as the Syrian ...




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